The name Darius is a boy's name of Greek, Persian origin meaning "kingly or possess well". Darius is ranked #500 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well be found on a concert program or gallery announcement.
Among its cultural inspirations is composer Darius Milhaud. Journalist Christiane Amanpour, who was raised in Tehran, named her son Darius.